Features & Benefits
Cutting clearance is one of the most important parameters but tends to vary in serial production. Thanks to the finer microstructure Coen Steel MC behaves extremely robust under varying cutting clearances and tool wearing. This means more stable quality of the cut edge and more robust process and has direct impact on the cut edge quality and tool maintenance costs.
Put simply: the robust material lets you use your tools longer, without cracks, even if your tools are worn down. This leads to more efficient production and lower costs.
High impact toughness
Standard steel becomes brittle when it gets cold. But Coen Steel MC stays tough even down to – 60° C, letting you keep working hard even as the temperature drops.
Improved edge ductility
Coen Steel MC shows extremely robust behaviour in edge stretching, it has notably higher hole expansion values even if cutting clearance is changing and much lower scatter.
This improves the quality of the parts and gives robustness in the processing.
A cutting-edge material
Coen Steel MC has a much finer cut edge even with higher cutting clearance. The shear zone is longer and the fractured zone is finer. A longer shear zone resists crack growth in forming and under dynamic loading.
The shear zone stays larger even if the cutting clearance is growing meaning that shearing and punching tools will have longer lifetime. Also, Coen Steel MC has high tolerance for worn tools. When punching tool edges start to become dull and tool clearances are growing, Coen Steel MC keeps performing.
Makes the scrap bin light
Bend and press without cracks, as Coen Steel MC has superior local formability.
Complex bending and forming can be performed without cracks, improving yield and quality of the final product drastically. When every detail is perfect – you get less scrap.
Coen Steel MC lets you use more of your material, and leaves less scrap, as it can be cut any which way and still retain its properties. And you can make more advanced shapes. Bend it, cut it, form it – Coen Steel MC stays true to shape.